The 2017 Secret Santa Sign Ups start Monday November 6th at 12pm PST
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Imgur Secret Santa is here. Sign up to get matched with another Imgurian. Find the perfect gift and send it off before Christmas. Sit back and wait to receive a gift yourself. Enjoy the spirit of giving on Imgur!
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FAQ frequently asked questions
Secret Santa brings Imgurians together by pairing willing members of the Imgur community together with others to exchange gifts. In doing so, we all help bring a little joy to one another for the holiday season.
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On December 2nd, you will receive an email notifying you that you have a match; this information will be displayed on your user page here on Gift a Giraffe.
You can contact your match through Imgur messaging if you’d like to chat or get to know what kind of gifts they’d like. Please note that the person who you are sending a gift to is not the person who sends a gift to you, and they may or may not choose to reach out to you.
There is no set amount required. Many Imgurians choose to home make gifts, while other choose to go all out. It’s not the size of the gifts that matter, but the thought put behind them that makes Secret Santa awesome.
The Secret Santa exchanges are run by MartynMage, a loyal Imgurian who loves our community, with help from Imgur staff and volunteers. He has hosted Secret Santa annually since 2014.
This really sucks, but it’s possible. We hope that everyone who enters is serious about exchanging gifts, but we cannot guarantee that you will receive one. If you don’t receive a gift, contact MartynMage. We’ll try to get you in the backup gifters program. Please remember that giving a gift can be just as fun as getting one!
It’s good form to fill out your Imgur bio to help a person get to know you, or send some ideas along with your sign up form. Check your match’s bio for the same info, or feel free to message them for more info if you’re stumped.
When your match is sent to you you'll be given a deadline to ship by, ideally your gift should arrive before Christmas, it is then up to the user you gifted whether they wait until Christmas Day to open it.
When you have your gift shipped off, navigate to your profile here on Gift a Giraffe and fill in the confirmation form. Great job adding some cheer to an Imgurian’s holiday!
Anytime before November 28th you may remove your entry to the Secret Santa on your login page. However, once matches go out you can no longer back out. Don’t ruin Christmas!
If you entered the domestic exchange, and shipped to the same country you're in the deadline to receive is Dec 31st. If you entered the international exchange, the deadline to receieve a gift is Jan 14th.
If you still have not gotten a gift after the deadline to receive has passed, please email MartynMage at [email protected] to let him know so he can blacklist the user that was assigned to gift you.
Once the deadline to receive gifts has passed, if you have not gotten a gift please email Martynmage at [email protected] with the subject line "No Gift" and include your username. In order to qualify for a backup gifter you must email within 7 days of the gift deadline passing, for example: domestic Secret Santa entrants must email on or before Jan 6th.
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